Otoplasty in Fort Lauderdale

Otoplasty, also referred to as ear surgery, can improve the position, shape, or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth, or it can treat deformity of the ears as a result of trauma. If you or your child are affected by large or prominent ears that stick out a bit too far from the head, otoplasty may be the right procedure for you. This short surgery offers an effective way of pinning the ears back to a less prominent position and improving the appearance of your ears.

Who Is a Candidate for an Otoplasty?

An otoplasty procedure, or cosmetic ear surgery, can safely be performed on children, teenagers, and adults. Ideal candidates for this procedure are those in overall good health who are looking to alter the appearance of their ears cosmetically. Children should be at least five years of age, while teens and adults should be non-smokers and free from underlying medical conditions that may interfere with the procedure. Candidates should also be able to maintain realistic expectations regarding the results of their otoaplasty.

How Long Does an Otoplasty Take?

The length of an otoplasty procedure may differ from patient to patient, depending on cosmetic goals. However, most otoplasty takes about two hours. At Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists of Florida, our board-certified surgeons, Dr. Christopher J. Low and Dr. Michael C. Cheung take great precision to provide high-quality, customized care with each patient’s goals, comfort, and safety in mind, no matter how long it may take.

How Can I Prepare for My Otoplasty Procedure?

Preparing ahead of time for your otoplasty can help you avoid any complications during both your procedure and recovery. Before arriving at your otoplasty appointment, we recommend you do the following:

  • Consult your primary doctor about stopping medications that may interfere with your procedure.
  • Quit smoking at least six weeks before your procedure.
  • Avoid taking blood-thinning medications.
  • Arrange transportation with a loved one to help you get to and from your surgery.

Are There Any Risks With Otoplasty?

Although rare, an otoplasty procedure may come with the following risks:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Discoloration in the skin
  • Numbness
  • Changes in skin texture
  • Infection of surgical wounds
  • Non-stop pain
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Asymmetrical ears

What Is Recovery from an Otoplasty Like?

While the recovery experience will vary from patient to patient, the average recovery time from an otoplasty is four to six weeks. During recovery, your ears may feel swollen, numb, or itchy. However, these side effects are common and will disappear within several days. To prevent complications, you should avoid contact sports, prolonged exposure to sunlight, intense physical activity, and wearing earrings or sunglasses. It’s important that you diligently follow aftercare guidelines to ensure a successful recovery. After a successful recovery is achieved, you can enjoy the improved appearance of your ears for a lifetime.

To learn more about Otoplasty or other procedures we offer, schedule a consultation with Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists of Florida by calling 954-466-0325. We serve Fort Lauderdale, FL and nearby areas.

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